Tag: Fire Academy

Fire department leader credits PBSC for reigniting a passion for her career

From bartending in Colorado to teaching scuba diving in California, Jamie Walker had considered herself somewhat of a nomad, eventually finding herself at Palm Beach State College.
Originally from Wisconsin, Walker was living in California when the terrorist attacks took place on Sept. 11, 2001. She moved to Florida and completed PBSC’s Public Safety Program in 2002, and a year later became a West Palm Beach firefighter and first responder.
Recently, Walker became the assistant chief and health safety officer for the fire department. … Continue reading Fire department leader credits PBSC for reigniting a passion for her career

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PBSC helps public safety students impacted by Covid-19

Palm Beach State College has developed a plan to help more than 200 public safety students whose training was halted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Without the hands-on skills training required to complete their programs, students in the Police and Fire academies and the Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician programs would remain in limbo, unable to graduate and take their state tests.
“They are first responders. We considered them essential in our workforce, and they were very close to graduating,” said Barbara Cipriano, … Continue reading PBSC helps public safety students impacted by Covid-19

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Women learn to fight fire with each other’s support

When six women graduate from Palm Beach State College’s Fire Academy this Thursday, they will carry with them a special bond that will last a lifetime.

Amanda  Bronson, Danielle Lanouette, Tatum Fitzpatrick, Cristina Viner, Marisa Murphy and Kirsten Berthold make up the largest group of women ever to graduate from one PBSC Fire Academy class. While all hoped that they would not be the only woman in the class of 24, none expected to be one of six. … Continue reading Women learn to fight fire with each other’s support

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